A different 17th of May, but equally valuable

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This year is 150 years since the first children’s parade went through the streets of Oslo. That will not be the case this year, Parliament’s President Tone Trøen said in her May 17 speech.

– “The 17th of May this year will be more quiet and thoughtful, one perhaps. But that does not mean that it is less valuable,” said the Parliamentary President when she spoke to the students from Vålerenga school at Eidsvolls plass outside Parliament this Sunday’s morning.

“She pointed out that many this year will celebrate with just their loved ones. We get an opportunity to think a little more than we usually do about what we actually celebrate,” she added.

The last time there wasn’t a children’s parade on May 17 was during World War II.

Our credence that this it is 75 years since Norway was released from the war. In 1945, the peace that had just been won made it even more wonderful to celebrate the 17th of May, she pointed out.

– “We can also look forward to next our next 17th of May when everyone can go to the children’s parade again as usual. At least we are allowed to celebrate this year, even if it is different,” she said.

“Our belief showed that the Constitution has been the foundation of Norwegian society and has given us direction in both good and not so good days.”

– “This also applies this year, during all the work to deal with the Coronavirus crisis. The constitution has been the guiding principle in the pursuit of working political solutions, and the guarantor that the democratic system works and everyone’s rights are intact,” she said.

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